- Notify contacts and share data
- Delete account
- Set up an auto responder with a personalized message
What Happens to Your Digital Life When You Die?
It used to be our life's memorabilia was boxed up and passed on, with instructions left in wills. Today, there is a wealth of online property, and laws and policies are catching up to make provisions for what happens when the owner dies. For example, 30 million Facebook accounts belong to people who have passed away. Prompted by a personal plea from a father who had lost his son, Facebook instituted a way to memorialize accounts, keeping the person's settings but leaving content for loved ones to enjoy. Google gives people a variety of options if the account goes inactive: